*If your child is swimming in the meet, one parent is responsible for volunteering.*
**Coaches/Computer Scorer’s Clinic and Official Training is Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th at 7pm, via Microsoft Team. Let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested and will send you the link
***We will have a sign-up sheet online for individual meet responsibilities. Here are the descriptions of responsibilities needed.***
TIMERS and Head Timer- 6 timers and 2 head timer are needed for each meet. Timers stand at one end of the pool at start the timer when the event starts and stops the timer when the swimmer touches the wall. (Please see example sheet) Head timer starts two watches and provides their times for any lanes that miss the start.
RELAY TAKE-OFF JUDGES- These judges will be positioned near the diving blocks and monitor the relay exchanges.
STROKE AND TURN JUDGES- These judges walk the sides of the pool and identify if swimmers perform a stoke illegally. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.
ANNOUNCER- Before the start of each event, he/she shall announce the event, type of event and at the start of each heat he/she shall announce the lane, the name of each competitor and club affiliation. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.
REFEREE- The referee shall have full authority over all officials except when a safety hazard proclamation has been issued by the Meet Director, and shall assign, and instruct all officials accordingly. He/She shall enforce all the rules and decisions of the GDSA, and shall decide all questions relating to the actual conduct of the meet, the final settlement of which is not otherwise assigned by said rules. He/She can overrule any meet official on a point of rule interpretation, or on a judgment decision pertaining to an action which he/she has personally observed. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.
STARTER- The starter directs swimmers to ‘take your mark’ and start the race. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.
DATA ENTRY PERSON- This person will work during home meets to record the times and scores of the swimmers. This position involves working on a computer. This is a trained position. Please let Sarah Howdeshelt know if you are interested in training.
AWARDS- This position is labeling ribbons during home meets.
CONCESSIONS- This position will be working at the concession stand during home meets.
BULL PEN PARENT- This position will be to track down swimmers prior to their event and send them up to the Clerk of Courts
CLERK OF COURTS- This position will be to put the swimmers in event and lane order and send them to the blocks. The goal of the Clerk of Courts is to eliminate the crowding around the blocks.
LIVE STREAMER- This position will be to live stream the meet on Facebook.
Thanks again for helping! The meets run smoothly and are FUN for all when scheduled volunteers show up for their assigned jobs.
If for any reason you cannot meet your commitment, PLEASE FIND A REPLACEMENT – we’re counting on you!